Cathay Pacific (CX) are renowned for their exceptional lounges. From the service to the food & beverages, to the overall vibe, they hold the torch for high standards – and the LHR T3 Lounge is no exception.
First Class/OW Emerald
The Cathay Lounge is segregated between First Class/OW Emerald and Business Class/OW Sapphire lounges, with the First Class lounge being more intimate, along with a dedicated restaurant serving a number of dishes.
The First Class Lounge has a selection of Champagnes, Wines, Beers & Spirits available for self-service along with fresh fruit and some sandwiches.
What sets it apart from the others is the distinct attention to detail in respect of the fixtures and fittings – especially the seating areas where you can lounge about, kick back and relax in relative solitude, along with the higher end beverages available.
Business Class/OW Sapphire
Next door is the Business Class/OW Sapphire Lounge, which is much larger and features the signature CX noodle bar – however, I have to say I actually preferred the seating options here as opposed to the First Class Lounge. There are more private areas, the dining is a little more bespoke in the way it’s set out, and it has similar self-serve options available in terms of F&B – excluding Champagne (may be available on request, didn’t have a chance to ask) – nothing stopping you from going between the two if you are flying First Class/OW Emerald (or a guest of the aforementioned).
The vibe in the CX lounge is the epitomy of Asia – succinct in the design, layout and offerings, it’s a genuine haven for pre-flight lounging – second only to the CX experience in HKG.
Lounge Rating by Be My Guest (Out of 5)
Open to both Cathay Business/First Passengers and OW Emerald/Sapphire customers.
Food/Beverages | ✈✈✈✈✈
Facilities | ✈✈✈✈✈
Vibe | ✈✈✈✈✈
Wi-Fi | ✈✈ (Network: Cathay Pacific – PW: cathay1234)
Overall | ✈✈✈✈✈
Things to note
- Wide-ranging F&B inc dedicated noodle bar
- Shower facilities
- A plethora of seating with power sockets at most seats
- Views of the runway